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President Biden’s nominee to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has maintained a career-long focus on applications-oriented R&D and is an ardent advocate for applying the Advanced Research Projects Agency model to national problems.

The U.S. is sunsetting research collaborations with Russia in response to its war against Ukraine, joining a coalition of countries that have already moved to restrict ties with research institutions affiliated with the Russian government.

At a recent White House summit, fusion experts discussed ways to accelerate the development of commercial fusion energy and embed justice considerations into the foundations of the nascent industry.

President Biden’s second budget request repeats proposals to increase funding across the board for non-defense science agencies, with an emphasis on those connected to his priorities in climate change mitigation, clean energy R&D, manufacturing, and technology.

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director and Presidential Science Advisor Eric Lander resigned yesterday after staff members went public with complaints that he had created an atmosphere of intimidation at OSTP through flagrant verbal abuse.

The White House announced a set of minor immigration policy changes last week aimed at better welcoming STEM students and scholars from abroad. Meanwhile, more substantive changes are currently up for debate in Congress, including the potential for exempting STEM graduates from numerical caps on green cards.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is advancing five new principles for protecting scientific integrity, with an eye toward guarding against political interference across federal agencies.

A long-anticipated guidance document released by the White House today aims to standardize implementation of research security policies across federal science agencies, including what categories of information scientists will be required to report when applying for grants.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has launched an “ideation challenge” to collect public input on ways to increase diversity in STEM fields.

Last week, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology heard testimony on potential strategies for promoting technology-based economic development and regional innovation.